Design

Giveaway: Show Us Your Colorful Mug Shot!

Giveaway: Show Us Your Colorful Mug Shot!

The original Face Mug has gotten a lot of attention since he first looked at us with those wide eyes, flashed that perfect (for stuffing with cookies) smile, and landed in our lineup. We've heard gifting stories of how he's made loved ones laugh, suggestions for filling him with different drink and treat combos, and some interesting alternate uses... But one thing we've heard time and time again is that folks would love to see this character in color.
Inside the Designer’s Studio with Claudia Pearson

Inside the Designer’s Studio with Claudia Pearson

Claudia Pearson is the designer behind the 4 Seasons Tea Towels and one of our newest UncommonGoods artists. She is not a new name around Brooklyn flea markets and I have admired her commercial work and illustrations for cooking magazines, so I was excited to visit her sunny studio and learn about her craft and her business.
Classic Keys for the Modern Memorandum: Jack Zylkin’s USB Typewriter

Classic Keys for the Modern Memorandum: Jack Zylkin’s USB Typewriter

When I was a kid, my mom had a beautiful old typewriter. I remember carefully inserting bright white sheets of paper, punching those big, round keys, hearing that delightful ding and the unmistakable sound emitted when I pulled back the lever, and the smell of a fresh, inky ribbon. Although it may not always be practical to type hard copies these days, with liquid paper being more work than hitting backspace and all, just looking at a typewriter does bring happy thoughts to many who have used one, and some who haven't--but see them in old movies, in antique stores, and on our some of our favorite period TV shows...
Made (Green) in the USA

Made (Green) in the USA

Our friends at Green 3, Jim and Sandy Martin, have helped us add some fantastic uncommon goods to our assortment. From adorable babywear like the gnome babysuit and hat and matching blanket, to the perfect-for-a-breezy-spring-day reclaimed t-shirt scarves, to the summer-friendly update on the popular recycled sweater skirt, the recycled bridesmaid dress skirt, the Martins know eco-friendly fashion...